Tech Ethics: Executive Briefing

by Raina Kumra

You may have heard of technology ethics, now is your chance to practice it. This course will teach you practical methods of ensuring that tech ethics makes its way into your products and cultures.

What you'll learn

Technology ethics is a trending topic, seen everywhere from Silicon Valley as "tethics" to many news stories about data hacking, but how much do you know about applying ethics to your own technology creation? In this course, Tech Ethics: Executive Briefing, you'll learn to apply ethics to your product and culture. First, you'll explore unintended consequences and areas of risk to consider. Next, you'll discover how to create a checklist relevant to your product or service. Finally, you'll learn how to embed ethical thinking into your daily culture. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of technology ethics needed to help ensure that the products you're creating are more helpful than harmful to society.

Table of contents

What Are Tech Ethics and Why Is It Important? How Do You Avoid Unintended Consequences?
How to Apply Ethics to Your Daily Work
How Ethics and Human Centered Design Are Aligned with Cultures of Accountability

About the author

Raina is a partner at The Fund LA, an early stage venture firm, CEO of Juggernaut, a brand movement agency and organizational change bureau. As a tech ethics advocate she helps makers, investors and consumers to get up to speed on data ethics. She is a Member of the Ad Council’s Issue Advisory Board and a mentor at Tech Stars LA. In the past she has led strategy and investments for the Technology Ethics portfolio at Omidyar Network and co-founded Mavin, an app engagement platform. She served in ... more

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